Agenda – October 2, 2019

The Telecom Exchange Opening Reception is an evening of casual networking. All registered TEX attendees are welcome to attend.

Agenda – October 3, 2019

All guests must register and receive their badges before entering.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO & Founder of Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), welcomes guests and invites them to network at TEX Toronto.

According to ResearchAndMarkets, the North American data center market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1 percent through 2024, due in part to the rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions throughout the region. Additionally, many OTTs are seeking colocation in availability zones in both Canada and the US,  given the advantages of affordable space and power, and ample interconnectivity options. Together, the panelists and decision-makers attending will determine 3-5 ways to maximize this growth cycle while mitigating risks, as we continue to push forward in this new digital age.

Intel predicts that by 2020, an average Internet user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. In the near future, a huge amount of data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, and IoT applications. Emerging data networks such as 5G will dispatch even more gathered information, which could potentially stress data centers’ power and capacity. Given the challenges ahead, our panelists and attendees will share insights and collaborate to determine 3-5 next steps for seamless connectivity at the edge of the network.

Starting at 1PM, TEX will introduce an interactive format for lunch. The top forecasts per lunch table will be selected by our table moderators, shared to the room and then saved in our time capsule, to be re-discovered at Telecom Exchange in five-years’ time.

One exciting example of the shapes of things to come is the VariNet/Cascadia Gateway Initiative, which will establish a new data center in Surrey, British Columbia, while providing an interconnectivity hub for Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States, as well as a subsea connection to a new network connecting with Asia. Another is that Crosslake Fibre is building a new submarine fiber-optic cable that will connect Toronto to Buffalo, through Lake Ontario. This panel will explore the growing trend of new transnational and transcontinental infrastructure projects, what new fiber builds we can expect in the near future, and the attraction that Canada holds for OTTs seeking more affordable hosting services and data center space.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia will conclude Telecom Exchange with closing remarks, as well as share noteworthy talking points from the day and collective next steps.

All attendees are welcomed to join us for drinks, music, casual networking to celebrate the end of a successful day of networking at Telecom Exchange.